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Current conditions

  • 63°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Dew point: 53.0
  • Wind from W 4 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Pressure: 1020

Today

  • Hi 66°

Tonight

  • Lo 51°

Tides

LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE
AM Ht. PM Ht. AM Ht. PM Ht.
THURS, DEC 18 1:22 0.0' 6:18 6.02' 7:31 3.88'
FRI, DEC 19 12:29 1.74' 1:58 -0.56' 6:53 6.44' 8:13 4.10'
SAT, DEC 20 1:09 1.7' 2:34 -1.02' 7:29 6.81' 8:53 4.29'
SUN, DEC 21 1:5 1.64' 3:12 -1.33' 8:07 7.07' 9:33 4.43'
MON, DEC 22 2:31 1.61' 3:52 -1.47' 8:47 7.17' 10:15 4.54'
TUES, DEC 23 3:16 1.62' 4:33 -1.41' 9:29 7.07' 10:59 4.62'
WED, DEC 24 4:05 1.69' 5:16 -1.15' 10:14 6.74' 11:47 4.71'

Waves (Blacks Beach)

Height Direction Interval
Thurs., Dec 18 2.5' W 11 seconds
Fri., Dec 19 1.5' W 14 seconds
Sat., Dec 20 1.5' WNW 15 seconds
Sun., Dec 21 1.5' WNW 14 seconds

Water Conditions

SURFACE TEMPERATURE
LOW HIGH
64ºF 65ºF
VISIBILITY
5'-15'

Expect another front Tuesday to stir it up a bit. Thurs-Sat look the best for exploring the depths, with light offshore winds, low wave energy and moderate tides allowing the water to settle. With lobster season now open, boaters should keep an extra eye out for divers near the reefs and channel edges and divers always mark yourselves and area appropriately.

Visibility based on existing conditions and NOAA predicted swell and weather conditions at press time. Check up-to-date daily visibility/ conditions at the San Diego County Lifeguard info line: 619-221-8824.

Waterfront Stories

First trout at Lake Wohlford

On Friday, December 12, Ben Holden of Escondido caught the first trout of Lake Wohlford’s 2014/15 season. The two-plus pounder Nebraska Tailwalker rainbow was snagged on a nightcrawler and garlic Power Bait, around 6:50 a.m., ...

Terry's board

The Hendricks of bodyboarding

I first met Terry Hendricks showering off by the lifeguard tower after a morning surf in Ocean Beach around 1970 or ’71. At the time I was unaware he was a noted scientist and held ...

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Fish Report

December 19 dock totals

Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 16 Anglers, 1 Boat, 121 Rockfish, 20 Bocaccio, 19 Vermilion Rockfish, 2 California Yellowtail, 2 Pacific Bonito

Fisherman's Landing 30 Anglers, 2 Boats, 44 Rockfish, 1 Sand Bass, 30 Pacific Mackerel, 4 Sheephead, 8 Calico Bass, 1 Whitefish, 1 Lingcod

Point Loma Sportfishing 15 Anglers, 1 Boat, 11 Sand Bass, 27 Rockfish, 6 Sheephead, 12 Bonito, 4 Calico Bass

Seaforth Sportfishing 17 Anglers, 2 Boats, 1 Sheephead, 58 Rockfish, 2 Yellowtail

16 Anglers aboard the Chubasco II 1/2 Day AM run caught 121 Rockfish, 20 Bocaccio, 19 Vermilion Rockfish, 2 California Yellowtail, 2 Pacific Bonito

The Dolphin 1/2 Day AM with 20 Anglers aboard returned to the dock with 32 Rockfish, 1 Barred Sand Bass, 30 Pacific Mackerel, 4 California Sheephead, 6 Kelp Bass, 1 Ocean Whitefish in the gunnysacks

15 Anglers aboard the Daily Double 1/2 Day AM run boated 11 Barred Sand Bass, 27 Rockfish, 6 California Sheephead, 12 Pacific Bonito, 4 Kelp Bass

The Sea Watch 1/2 Day PM run with 9 Anglers aboard reported 2 California Yellowtail, 34 Rockfish caught

I pulled into the landing one morning about 4am to find a guy sleeping in his truck. He was laying across the bench seat in an old F-150 with his feet sticking out of the open window. Apparently, a pelican placed a perfect dive-bomb shot; there was a white splat just below and above the window on the door, the majority of the load was on his shoes and inside the truck. The guy didn't know until I woke him up.

I tried to recreate the scene in a cartoon, but I couldn't get it right with the truck...so I moved it to the boardwalk...

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Fishing Kayak-
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Shimano Tescata Fishing Rod -
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Hobie pro angler kayak -
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Nissan 8 hp outboard -
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